The word is out: Los Sueños Resort and Marina has announced the dates for its third annual Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown billfish tournament.
Costa Rica is known globally as the billfish capital of the world, where most of the sports fishing tournaments are held during peak season, January – April. In 2015, some 39 teams released 5,732 billfish, cementing Los Sueños’ place as the billfish capital, with some of the world’s best teams competing in the ITB-sanctioned Signature Triple Crown. The 2016 tournament looks set to top the previous catch.
The calm waters and short distances to the fishing grounds put Los Sueños at the top of the big-game fishing destinations. Three three-day legs are set to kickoff Jan. 20, Feb. 24 and March 30, 2016 respectively.
A recent rule change now permits five fishermen per boat, including one professional angler, with a sixth team member in reserve.
From Los Sueños, you can match your wits and skill against blue, black and striped marlin, as well as big Pacific sailfish. Costa Rica is one of the few places in the world where it’s possible to make a grand slam—catch and release three different species of billfish in a single day.
Back at the marina, Los Sueños has plenty to offer in offshore amenities: accommodation in one of the resort’s fully equipped luxury vacation rentals, golfing on its championship 18-hole course, La Iguana, or a full-service training center and spa. While you’re busy reeling in a record-setting catch, the non-anglers in your party can tour the canopy on ziplines or in trams, try their hand at whitewater rafting or explore the jungle on foot, horseback, or an ATV. If they prefer a slower pace, they can lounge poolside or wander down to nearby Playa Herradura, Playa Jaco, or Playa Hermosa for a day on the beach.
If fine dining and nightlife are your idea of the perfect end to a great day, the resort has a variety of options. On the other hand, you can try one of several recommended restaurants and bars in nearby Jacó, Herradura or Hermosa.
Whatever you choose to do after a day of sport fishing, Los Sueños Resort is the perfect choice for it.
The Tournament at a Glance
Leg 1: Jan. 20 – 23, 2016
Leg 2: Feb. 24 – 27, 2016
Leg 3: March 30 – April 2, 2016
Organizer: Ashley Bretecher
Phone: (866) 865-9759
To download the tournament guide: http://lstournaments.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/2015-Tournament-Guide.pdf
Prizes: The total cash prize purse will vary depending upon the number of entries in each tournament. Cash prizes go to the top three boats (based on overall billfish release points) as follows: 50% first place, 30% second place, 20% third place.
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